Billy Joel brings out Joe Jonas for 'Uptown Girl' duet at BST Hyde Park - video

10 July 2023, 13:38

Billy Joel surprises fans with Joe Jonas duet on 'Uptown Girl' at BST Hyde Park

By Mayer Nissim

Billy Joel welcomes a very special guest at his London show.

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Billy Joel played a rare UK show at the weekend when he headlined American Express presents BST Hyde Park on Friday (July 8).

He performed a hits-packed set to a sell-out crowd of 65,000 people, including tracks like 'Always A Woman', 'Piano Man', 'New York State of Mind', 'The Longest Time', 'We Didn't Start The Fire' and more.

Also included in the career-spanning set was Joel's 1983 hit 'Uptown Girl', for which he brought out special guest Joe Jonas.

Joe had teased his arrival on Instagram, saying: "I'm doing something really exciting today. Bucket list. Major bucket list.

"Quite nervous. But the person I sang with is incredible and made me feel very comfortable."

Joe Jonas and Billy Joel duet
Joe Jonas and Billy Joel duet. Picture: Dave Hogan / Hogan Media

He added: "The sun is officially down or about to be down. I'm just walking to stage.

"My friend is on his last song. Can you hear it? And I'm about to go and join him up there. Wish me luck!"

Opening the set, the 74-year-old Joel had suggested to fans that it may be some time before he returns to the UK again.

Billy Joel in concert at Hyde Park
Billy Joel in concert at Hyde Park. Picture: Alamy

"Thank you, London, England! Good to see ya," Billy said.

"I don't get to come here that much. And I'm not sure when this old ass is going to be back again."

Joel played a two-hour set playing 22 songs from across his career.

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The full Billy Joel setlist was as follows:

  1. My Life
  2. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
  3. The Entertainer
  4. Vienna
  5. Zanzibar
  6. An Innocent Man
  7. The Longest Time
  8. Don't Ask Me Why
  9. New York State of Mind
  10. Allentown
  11. She's Always a Woman
  12. Sometimes a Fantasy
  13. Only the Good Die Young
  14. The River of Dreams
  15. Nessun dorma (Sung by Mike Delguidice)
  16. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
  17. Piano Man
  18. We Didn't Start the Fire
  19. Uptown Girl (with Joe Jonas)
  20. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
  21. Big Shot
  22. A Hard Day's Night / You May Be Right